A restaurant characteristic of American life, especially in the New York City region, as well as in other areas of the Northeastern United States, and in the Midwest, Canada, and parts of Western Europe.
Diners are characterized by offering a wide range of foods, mostly American, a distinct exterior structure, a casual atmosphere, a counter, with late operating hours. "Classic American Diners" are often characterized by an exterior layer of stainless steel—a feature unique to diner architecture.
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